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The Common Law Of England
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The laws of England originally consisted of local customs, which differed from region to region, much like the customary law of Aboriginal Australians.

However, in the years after the Norman Conquest of England of 1066, Royal government became stronger than other levels of government.

In particular, Henry the second expanded the role of the royal courts of law, and appointed professional judges to travel around England.

When settling disputes, they applied principles of law that appeared to be common to a number of regions and this came to be known as 'the Common Law'.
Common Law And Statute
British law, Common Law, custom, property
International Comparisons
British law, Canada, colonialism, Common Law, High Court of Australia, Mabo Case, native title, New Zealand (Aotearoa), United States of America
US Domestic Dependent Nation Doctrine
indigenous people, International law, treaties, United States of America
Aboriginal Rights & Title In Canada
Aboriginal Title, Canada, First Nations Canada, native title, treaties, United States of America
Other Jurisdictions
colonisation, Common Law, High Court of Australia, Mabo Case, native title, Papua New Guinea
Indigenous Customary Law
indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
Aboriginal & Treaty Rights In Aotearoa - NZ
Common Law, Maori, native title, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Privy Council, Treaty of Waitangi, 1840
Common Law Rules For New English Territories
Britain, Britain, British law, Common Law, conquest, International law
Defining Native Title
aboriginal law, land ownership, native title
General Principles Of Native Title
aboriginal law, Common Law, native title, Native Title Act (1993)
Other Lands Settled By The British
Canada, colonisation, Common Law, native title, New Zealand (Aotearoa), treaties, Treaty of Waitangi, 1840 , United States of America